WAITING FOR THE ROBERT E. LEE
Billy Murray, tenor
Victor Record: 17141-A Year: 1912 Played at 74 rpm (see Tech Tidbits below)
File Name: Waiting for the Robert E Lee.mp3
File size: 626 Kb
Playing Time: 2:39
About: Billy Murray Heidelberg Quintette
The first fifteen seconds of this performance were rough and received aggressive, perhaps excessive, attention..
Victor 17141-A was transferred using a 3.5 mil truncated elliptical stylus in a Stanton 500 stereo cartridge at 76 rpm on a United Audio Dual 1219 turntable. Turtle believes that this recording should be heard at about 74 rpm rather than 76 or 78 rpm. The proper playback speed of early "78's" is not always 78 rpm. Since the slowest speed on the Dual 1219 turntable is 76 rpm, Turtle used digital signal processing technology to slow the 76 rpm transfer to about 74 rpm.
This page was updated on April 22, 2003